SpartanNash Foundation Launches Companywide Scan for Habitat for Humanity


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SpartanNash Foundation Launches Companywide Scan for Habitat for Humanity
Fundraising Campaign to Take Place at Over 150 Stores and Fuel Centers Companywide

Grand Rapids, Mich., March 1, 2016 — On March 4, 2016, SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is launching a companywide fundraising campaign for Habitat for Humanity affiliates where corporate-owned retail stores are located. The scan will run through March 13, 2016.

Habitat-for-Humanity_landing-pageAt over 150 stores and Fuel Centers, customers will have the opportunity to donate $1, $5 or $10 to their local Habitat for Humanity affiliate via any checkout lane. When customers make a donation, they will receive four coupons toward Spartan® or Our Family® brand products. Stores will hold additional fundraising activities during the 10-day fundraiser. Over 50 affiliates will benefit from these donations.

SpartanNash (formerly Spartan Stores) has partnered with Habitat for Humanity affiliates in Michigan since 2006 and surpassed the $1 million donation mark in 2015. The company has also supported eight home builds with Habitat for Humanity of Kent County, the most recent of which was a home build for a veteran in 2015. The company has also sponsored LEED-certified homes, going back to 2011, and sponsored the 100th LEED-certified home by Habitat Kent in 2012.

Along with the fundraising campaign, SpartanNash associates have been involved with community events for Habitat for Humanity through volunteering to build Habitat for Humanity homes. This campaign brings together SpartanNash stores and Habitat for Humanity and celebrates both companies’ shared values: hard work, dedication and community service.

“SpartanNash is thrilled to be working with Habitat for Humanity affiliates around the country to address the need for affordable housing,” said Meredith Gremel, VP, Corporate Affairs and Communications, and Executive Director of the SpartanNash Foundation. “Habitat’s mission to strengthen families and neighborhoods through partnership, house building and affordable home ownership goes hand in hand with our corporate responsibility. The power of smaller contributions from generous individuals can build not only homes—but hope—for Habitat homebuyers. This temporary boost, along with their zero percent interest mortgages, is what makes dreams come true.”


Participating store banners:

  • Bag ‘N Save
  • D&W Fresh Market
  • Dan’s Supermarket
  • Dillonvale IGA
  • Econofoods
  • Family Fare Supermarket
  • Family Fresh Market
  • Family Thrift Center
  • Forest Hills Foods
  • Germantown Fresh Market
  • No Frills Supermarket
  • Pick’n Save
  • Prairie Market
  • Sun Mart
  • Supermercado Nuestra Familia
  • Valu Land
  • VG’s
  • Wholesale Food Outlet

For a complete list of locations and communities served through this companywide partnership, visit: https://www.spartannash.com/habitat.

About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that has helped thousands of low-income families find strength, stability and independence through safe, decent and affordable shelter.

Habitat homeowners purchase their houses through affordable monthly payments and invest hundreds of hours of their own labor, called “sweat equity,” working alongside volunteers and other Habitat homeowners on the construction of their own home or someone else’s home. They also make an affordable down payment and attend homeowner education classes. Habitat homeowners are chosen based on three criteria:

  • The family’s level of need
  • Their willingness to become partners in the program
  • Their ability to repay the loan through an affordable payment plan

Because Habitat houses are built using donations of land, material and labor, mortgage payments are kept affordable. Habitat houses have proven to increase property values and local government tax income. Habitat for Humanity builds houses in partnership with those in need regardless of race, religion or any other difference.

Habitat for Humanity also helps people repair and improve their own homes and neighborhoods through their A Brush with Kindness and Neighborhood Revitalization programs.

About the SpartanNash Foundation
The SpartanNash Foundation was formed following the merger of the Nash Finch Company and Spartan Stores. It represents the best of the NFC Foundation and the Spartan Stores Foundation. The SpartanNash Foundation is the charitable giving arm of SpartanNash and is focused on providing grants to nonprofit community partners who are working to end hunger, provide shelter and support our military heroes.  To learn more about the SpartanNash Foundation, visit https://www.spartannash.com/corp-responsibility/foundation/.

About SpartanNash
SpartanNash (SPTN) is a Fortune 400 company and the largest food distributor serving U.S. military commissaries and exchanges in the world, in terms of revenue. The Company’s core businesses include distributing food to military commissaries and exchanges and independent and corporate-owned retail stores located in 46 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 163 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Markets, D&W Fresh Markets, Econofoods, and SunMart.